Quote of the day


The solitude of the mind is only a painful delusion; it has no real existence, for even the most independent of us are members of a spiritual family.

Romain Rolland in Clerambault

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

22 thoughts on “Quote of the day

  1. jim- says:

    Spiritual no. Cosmic maybe, but family for sure. Mak you and I live 12000 miles apart, and I can never tell if your joking or serious. Lol.

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  2. Not spiritual, humanly emotional.

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  3. Tish Farrell says:

    Hi Mak, Yesterday In the forward to Conversations with Ogotommeli, I came across the ref to this 1945 work ‘Bantu Philosophy’ by Rev Fr Tempels. I’ve just found the pdf translation from the original French http://www.congoforum.be/upldocs/Tempels%20BantuPhil%20English%201959.pdf
    Have given it only a quick glance- and there’s certainly the very annoying use of the words ‘primitive’ and ‘evolue’ to get over, and a few other enthnocentrisms, but if you haven’t read it, I thought it looked like something you’d enjoy picking the bones out of. Also some insights worth exploring. My own thought for today is that the whole function of traditional metaphysics, its expression in myths and cosmological structures, is not about belief but about embracing BEING. Standing on the skin of the world, looking out and being at one with universe.

    Also going back to your interest in affordable housing – I hear the French are 3D printing them!

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  4. Here’s my quote for today, “It’s only quiet in my head when I wrap it in aluminum to keep the telepathic snake aliens from sending me orders to take over the world in their name.”

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  5. I regularly experience the peace and tranquility associated with solitude of the mind. Whenever I get agitated by the insanity of this world, or when too many unpleasant thoughts race across the twisty courses of my mind, I smoke a big bowl of sticky herbaceous green bud and wash it down with fine wine or a great ale. Then, my mind slows down and enters another dimension, a tranquil place excluded from time and space where the only company is my own vivid imagination.

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